Carel Associates Education Programs
The current high school dropout rates are a major concern in most inner city high schools nationwide. This major problem, particularly in Indiana, is noteworthy as it is one of the dropout leaders nationwide. Consider these bad statistics...
- In Indianapolis, fewer than half of the students in grades 3 through 8 can pass tests of basic Math and English skills.
- High school dropouts earn less when employed—In a lifetime; college graduates will average earning $1.6 million more. Students, who learn more, earn more!
- Only 50% of the Indianapolis School System (IPS) students are graduating from high school on time—six (6) high schools are so bad the state is considering taking them over.
What is the overall trend...
- Nationwide 2011, 5000 high school students drop out of school EVERY DAY!—1.3 million every year.
- In 2010, over 6,000 dropped out of IPS schools—only 75% students graduated with a diploma.
- Graduation rates in urban schools are 15% less than suburban schools.
- 15.5% of high school dropouts are currently unemployed compared to 9.4% for high school graduates, 7.5% with some college and 4.7% with a degree.
- Average annual incomes—H.S. Dropouts - $17, 299, H.S. Grads - $26,993 a difference of plus $9,634.
- In 2007, Indiana high school dropouts totaled 24,742. Their total lifetime income, if they had graduated just from high school, would be $6,432,991,500.
30% new college students drop out their first year due to higher academic standards and lack of financial aid.
In 2009, Carel Education Funding, Inc. was formed and received its IRS letter of Determination as a 501c3 charity to help reduce the size of the high school dropout rate. Our solutions are contained in our two programs that by implementing have goals to increase the high school graduation rate that is accompanied with students having an increased knowledge about financial literacy.
Here is an explanation about our programs and how they will be implemented...
A College Graduate Program for High School Students
We use grant funds to cover the expenses involved to support disadvantaged urban high school student's participation in our college preparedness program. No grant funding is used to pay for operational expenses. A staff of professional educational consultants and our local volunteer staff supports and administers our online training program. The program's emphasis is on helping under-privileged students excel in high school, accompanied by assistance in helping to get them into their college of choice with the maximum amount of free financial aid. Nationwide, the college graduation rate is 42% with students taking an average of 5.2 years to graduate. Students participating in our college graduate program are projecting to graduate at an 88% rate in an average of 4 years. To learn more, visit www.mycollegeinfo.com
Our Financial Literacy Programs
We use the concept and format of this national program, in our own personalized financial education program that provides students with a learning experience about how to properly handle their personal finances. This educational format is a combination of online training supported by our staff of local volunteer counselors who render educational presentations. Financial subject matter includes tips and strategies on how to budget personal finances, save and invest earnings, and includes information on how credit works and guidelines for pursuing a successful career. This program also includes a personal evaluation of each student's behavioral patterns that identifies their strengths and areas for personal improvement.
Our complimentary presentations, are available for presenting in high schools, PTO's, churches, trade associations, hospitals, retail outlets, civic/trade organizations, industrial facilities, unions, and any other interested entity who would like to share our information with their staffs. Entities interested in receiving any of our complimentary presentations, are encouraged to obtain further details and/or reserve presentation times by calling 317-858-1663 or sending an email to email@example.com